February 17, 2011

Illuminate Me! YSL, Smashbox and Avon!

A never to be missed part of my morning routine is an illuminator - even on days that I can't be bothered with foundation a little bit of brightening cream is a must for making me look alive!  Having tried multitudes of them, here are my faves for each price point - high, mid and low!

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat - $42 - in seven shades: 1 Luminous Radiance, 2 Luminous Ivory, 3 Light Peach, 4 Luminous Toffee, 5 Luminous Honey, 6 Luminous Amber or 8 Radiant Silk.  I love the look and feel of my YSL and really appreciate that it comes in different shades as well has choices for various undertones.  For an instant pick-me-up you just can't beat it!

Available at Holt Renfrew and Sephora.
Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener - 7.1ml - $22 - infused with vitamins and peptides with a brush applicator.  Comes in one universal shade which seems to work on most people but not sure how well it would blend on dark skin - if you are light to medium it's a great choice though!
Avon Magix Illuminator - 1.5g - $14.99 - instantly brightens skin and banishes dark shadows and is available in three shades: light, medium and dark. Gives you the brush and click tube of my pricey pick but way more affordable.  Only downside would be if your skin tone doesn't mesh with any of the 3 choices. Available from your Avon Independent Sales Rep 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca

Do you have a favourite illuminator that we need to know about?  Please share!

- Lisamarie -


  1. Wow, 1.5g for 14.99? That sounds cheap but there's so little product! I'd rather shell out a few extra $ for Smashbox. I had the oportunity to try Touche Eclat and I fell in love. I just wish it wasn't so damn expensive!

  2. illuminators =D love em~

    don't really have a favorite...

  3. oh.. i so wanted to try the ysl one... but cant get it here... nice reviews!



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